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Historical mortality in massive Porites from the central Great Barrier Reef, Australia:evidence for past envrironmental stress?

Hendy, E; Lough, Janice; Gagan, Michael


Two hiatuses in coral skeleton growth, associated tissue death and subsequent regrowth, were discovered while dating eight multi-century Parites coral cores collected from the central Great Barrier Reef (GBR), Australia. Cross-dating of characteristic annual luminescent lines visible in the coral core slices under UV-light (Hendy et al. 2003) accurately dated the two events to 1782-85 and 1817 A.D., Die-off scars were observed in only one core for each event. X-radiographs and photographs taken...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Coral Reefs
DOI: 10.1007/s00338-003-0304-7


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